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A Chronicle of Leadership: Eyenga Bokamba's First 93 Days

To give you a peek into the amazing work we do - and to ask you to support this work - here is a snapshot of Executive Director Eyenga Bokamba's first 93 days at Intermedia Arts!

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Day 1: My First Day!

Day 6: We sent out our 2015 Annual Report - what a year!

Day 10: Attended a film screening at the Walker Art Center to support youth filmmaker Dominique's Indy film Greatest Me.

Day 11: Participated in an all-day retreat around Equity as Innovation at Intermedia Arts.

Day 17: Intermedia Arts hosted a learning conversation with national stakeholders about the role of arts and culture in changing the systems that shape the built environment to create healthier, more climate-smart, and opportunity-rich places in which low-income people and people of color can thrive. So proud of our nationally-recognized work of the Creative Leadership department!

Day 23: Enjoyed hosting The Wong Street Journal Community Meet & Greet and performance!

Day 27: Honored to contribute to an NEA Roundtable conversation with colleagues from Springboard, the McKnight Foundation, The Jerome Foundation, Mia, and more.

Day 32: Gave welcome speech at the Queer Voices reading. Such talented writers in our community!

Day 35: Attended the Live Music Fest performance ... so proud of the work of our youth leadership council!

Day 37: Finalized our 990 :)

Day 40: Interviewed with Uche Iroegbu for Twin Cities Daily Planet. Check out a few pictures from my photoshoot!

Day 42: Spoke at Leadership Across Time at the U of M with former Intermedia Executive Directors Tom Borrup and Sandy Agustin - what
an honor.

Day 47: Getting ready for our Annual Fundraiser. So geeked about these IA facts we'll be sharing with our community.

Day 53: Hosted the Public Programming team at my painting studio for a planning retreat. A peak into my life as a painter ...

Day 58: Annual Fundraiser! So proud to be part of this community . Watch a video of my address to the community.

Day 65: So excited to implement our new recycling and organics program, thanks to a grant from Hennepin County.

Day 78: Celebrated the launch of Brown CINEMA Café!

Day 79: Attended a powerful evening opening reception of This Is Our City, the Creative CityMaking exhibition.

Day 85: Participated in the mind-expanding Community Forum as part of the This Is Our City Creative CityMaking exhibition. I had the honor to close the day in a fishbowl discussion with Roberto Bedoya, who encouraged us to examine our strategies for creating belonging.

Day 90: Was blown away by Maia Maiden's curatorial brilliance: ROOTED: Hip Hop Choreographers' evening. Wow!

I can't wait to see what this next year brings. This community-based work is only possible because of your continued support. Will you help us reach our fundraising goal by donating a small amount today?

Thank you for your consideration!

Eyenga Bokamba
Executive Director


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